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S(l)umm(er)ing on Madison Avenue

The Notary Public
1289 Madison Avenue, #3A, New York, NY
Upper East Side
June 5 - September 11, 2010
Reception: Saturday, June 5, 4 - 6 PM
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PART I: June 5 to July 3 PART II: Aug 28 to Sept 11 Saturdays 12-4pm, and by appointment

The Notary Public, an occasional apartment exhibition space, presents its inaugural apartment viewing, arranged by Jo-ey Tang.

Upon entering the apartment, you might be drawn immediately to the mantel, where Carol Bove has placed an object or two. In front of the fireplace is a Benjamin Valenza sculpture. The open kitchen’s wall is decorated with a Roger White painting, the table holds a fruit arrangement by Colby Bird, and on the refrigerator door is a Ben Schumacher drawing.

Facing the bathroom, look up to catch a glimpse of a Carlos Reyes towel. In the bathroom, there is an iron object by Matt Magee, with sounds provided by Ethan Greenbaum. Back in the living room, an arrangement above the sofa is made up of a Colby Bird photograph, a Jackie Gendel painting, a Cody Trepte drawing, and a note that Jo-ey Tang found on his windowsill, in the Buenos Aires neighborhood where Jorge Luis Borges lived. The side table holds an object by Elaine Cameron-Weir.

Now, towards the windows to the “study”, you will find in the bookcase some Wayne Koestenbaum notebooks used for Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes, his first novel. Please refrain from touching. Atop the bookcase are objects from Heide Hinrichs, flanked by a Kaveri Nair painting and another Cody Trepte drawing. On the desk, images by Jason Matthew Lee appear on a laptop computer, which sits on a plinth by Ben Schumacher.

A tree-like structure by B. Wurtz stands in front of the windows, where Jo-ey Tang has hung a wind chime made out of the other artists’ keys. Out on the balcony facing Madison Avenue, Skyler Brickley and Ethan Greenbaum have “planted” a garden of cinder blocks, plasticine and tape. Retreat into the bedroom, where David Gilbert has placed a photograph over the bed, opposite a Skyler Brickley painting. In the corner, Amelia Saul has left a note on the lampshade.

Oh, and somewhere in the apartment is a photograph by Matt Magee, of the back of a woman. She looks like Lee Radziwill (Jacqueline Kennedy’s sister), but no one is quite sure.

Part II: A Rearrangement
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